Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer has expressed concern about the lack of time he’s had to work with wide receivers Denarius Moore and Jacoby Ford this summer because of their injuries.
He’s not the only one in Oakland with those concerns. Moore, who has been sidelined since early August with an injured right hamstring, is expected to play in the season opener against the Chargers on Sept. 10 but he seems to be on the same page with Palmer when it comes to not being on the same page with Palmer.
“I’m very concerned,” Moore said, via Paul Gutierrez of CSNBayArea.com. “As far as getting timing down with the quarterback, that’s very important. And actually being out there and repping each play, getting each concept down. It’s just mental errors, too, that you have to be aware of.”
Moore caught 19 passes and three touchdowns after Palmer joined the team last season and the Raiders were hopeful that would serve as a springboard to more production this season. It’s been a long layoff, though, and it could take Moore some time to get back up to speed.
The positive for the Raiders is that Rod Streater has stepped up and had success at receiver this preseason. He looks comfortable in the offense and that could wind up making the passing game more effective this season.